Amanda Holden, Hotel Chocolat & Yankee Candle


Hello! Hope you are well and have been enjoying all the excitement of the build up to Christmas at QVC.

Lots to report this week on my blog so I better get straight on with it!

Some exciting offers at QVC to look out for this week:

On Tuesday into Wednesday I will be launching the Christmas BundleBerry Today’s Special Value with Amanda Holden, but it’s also available to buy right now online! It’s so different to anything she has designed before and it’s a beautiful tripod lamp with a fascinating ‘firework‘ bulb.

You can see it here in the photos both illuminated and equally stunning in the daytime. There is a choice of Gold, Gunmetal, or Rose Gold-tone finish and I am sure you will agree it will make a wonderful addition to any home, bringing that quirky BundleBerry style.

Then on Wednesday into Thursday I’ll be launching an exciting event, A Taste of Christmas, and the Today’s Special Value to herald the event is the first one from Hotel Chocolat – a set of two huge collection boxes known as the Carry Me Home collection.

Everything from salted caramel to praline, from fruit truffles to their famous slabs that are really chunky and indulgent. You can see in the photo how ‘Santa Craig’ is turning up to the host’s house with presents and beautiful chocolate to share for Christmas and New Year. And in the other photo I’ve taken the individual packets of chocolate out to arrange them into shape of a Christmas tree, such fun! So join me for the launch with our Hotel Chocolat experts.

Then on Friday it’s all about Yankee Candle, and as it’s the big Christmas Today’s Special Value it has to be good! This collection is a huge set comprising two large jar candles, two medium jars and one small jar candle in a choice of eight festive, floral or fresh fragrances: Midnight Jasmine, Black Coconut, Peony, Lemon Lavender, Black Cherry, All is Bright, The Perfect Tree or Christmas Eve.

I have been lucky enough to be enjoying The Perfect Tree option and it’s been making me feel so Christmassy! It’s really clever fragrance with balsam and cedar but also a warming blend of amber and incense – reminds me of the time I dragged a huge Christmas tree on the train across London, the smell of it was with me for weeks!

They also come separately gift boxed so will make amazing presents but be sure to keep a couple for yourself! Join Rosa and I during the day!

Finally, I am still living out of a suitcase! As you know from the previous blog I am currently renovating the property I live at in London and there is another month or so before I can move back in. It’s quite challenging to have been out of the flat for so long but I am sure it will all be worth it in the end.

In the picture you can see me, my builder and my carpenter with what is going to be the wood that will be used in my kitchen so it’s very exciting!

For now, lots of love and hugs
Craig x


  1. Debbie Coyle November 12, 2018 at 7:01 pm -  Reply

    Awwww it’s a pain when your renovating my mum & stepdad did their kitchen a few years ago and the hoover became redundant, their 2 cats liked to make paddy prints all through the house with the dust bless ……. thank you for the preview of the Yankee TSV as you are I’ve been a fan of Yankee for over 20 yrs now and have seen favs come and go and new favs made couldn’t pick just one though …. hope you get home soon and have a merry christmas your house will look and smell just divine xx ^-^

    • Craig Rowe December 1, 2018 at 2:36 pm -  Reply

      Hi Debbie,

      Thanks for your message. Yes it can be pretty stressful. No doubt I’ll be putting my hoover through the tests too!

      I’m the same with Yankee Candle! Still struggle to pick! Thanks so much and hope you have a lovely Christmas too. Craig 🙂 xx

  2. Janet November 12, 2018 at 8:57 pm -  Reply

    That is one fab Christmas hat!
    Forward wind your home renovations a couple of months and you will be so p!eased you persevered. Enjoy your week – what delights you have in store!

    • Craig Rowe December 1, 2018 at 2:39 pm -  Reply

      Hi Janet,

      Thank you so much! Glad you like it! lol

      I really appreciate your kind words. I hoping and sure I will feel that way.

      You enjoy your week too 🙂


  3. Charlotte Qazi November 12, 2018 at 9:27 pm -  Reply

    Hi will the yankee tsv be on easypay please??

  4. Cat November 13, 2018 at 2:41 pm -  Reply

    Thank you for sharing the tsv for hotel Chocolat & yankee i was excited to know what they are, with yankee think will be having a few. Hope all continues well with your renovation & hope you can be in by Christmas! I have a big tree evey year & love them they are special to me. Xx

    • Craig Rowe December 1, 2018 at 2:42 pm -  Reply

      Hi Cat!

      Thanks for your message. Did you treat yourself to a Yankee Candle? They are so lovely for Xmas. Thanks, I hope so too.

      I expect your big tree looks lovely. Have a great Christmas.

      Craig x

  5. Amy Dwyer November 13, 2018 at 3:22 pm -  Reply

    I love a good house renovation, cannot wait to see all the before and after shots!

    • Craig Rowe December 1, 2018 at 2:43 pm -  Reply

      Hi Amy!

      Great to hear from you as always! Me too! I’ll definitely be sharing the before and after shots! Not to long to go hopefully.

      Craig xx

  6. Julie Matthews November 14, 2018 at 8:49 pm -  Reply

    Please…please Craig ask Amanda to do silver handles on her mini trunks as love them.

    • Craig Rowe December 1, 2018 at 2:44 pm -  Reply

      Hi Julie,

      I’ll pass your message on.



  7. krystyna johnston November 24, 2018 at 12:26 pm -  Reply

    Craig I watched cossie home show and I need to say that the heated throw is just fabulous. I purchased one last year and it has been a great friend to all our family. I use this when my Multiple Sclerosis pain gets bad it is so comforting and the heat just eases the pain. My furry family use this too and my cat Tip has Arthritis and she likes nothing more than to snuggle into the blanket at preferred no 3 for heat. (we all have our fav heat levels. I have also washed this many times and it is still as good as the first day it arrived. I must say that I was unsure just how this Throw would stand the test of time and I can say in our home it has that’s why is a great friend to the family. so what would I say to other about this, just buy it is great. hope all is well with you and your family and friends and thank you so much.

    • Craig Rowe December 1, 2018 at 2:49 pm -  Reply

      Hi Krystyna!

      Many thanks for your lovely message! Its so great to hear how much the heated throw helps. Both you and your cat Tip! All sounds lovely and cosy.

      I hope you get many more cosy nights from it.

      Thanks, we are all well thank you. Hope you have a lovely week and stay in touch.

      Craig 🙂

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